Well good thing I mainly board in NC - highly unlikely I'll be riding in 2ft pow. And if the Rome Shifts really are garbage, I may as well buy the board+binding package and a set of the flows to hit the $350 price and knock it back down to $250. I've never used flows, only straps, so at least that gives me the option to switch between the two.
I'm thinking the Evo options are my best bet due to the sale, I just need to narrow it down to the option just described, the Flow Infinite + the Flow Fives or Salomon Arcade / The Boss, or the Ride Agenda and of the three bindings just listed in the next 5 hours.
I do have another question, and this may be better suited for the bindings forum, but since I wear a size 10 boot I sit in the middle of Salomon's M and L. Is it better to go M to save a bit of weight, or L for the extra room it would provide?